Mommies Dearest: Mothers and Gay Sons on Film

Philomena's heartbreaking story of a mother's search for her gay son puts us in mind of some of our favorite mother-gay son films.


  UPDATED: January 16 2014 12:23 PM ET

But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
No homosexual rehab camp is complete without a deliciously perverse camp director clad in a Pepto-Bismol pink suit and her hunky closet case of a son (the handyman) sporting skin-tight booty shorts. Oscar nominee Cathy Moriarty stars as Mary Brown, a wonderfully campy June-Cleaver-gone-berserk type of homophobe who blatantly ignores her son Rock’s (gorgeous Eddie Cibrian) proclivity for striking poses as he strokes his gardening tools for the viewing pleasure of the same gay teens who’re supposed to overcome their “affliction” under Mary’s care. See the trailer below:

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